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Behind the Façade of Tantric Buddhism, a series of four volumes, explores the doctrines of the Secret Mantra Vehicle, also known as Tibetan Buddhism. In reality, Tantric Buddhism is wholly unrelated to Buddhism, given that its cultivation of Highest Yoga is nothing but the lustful practice of sexual union. Such a faith based on copulation contradicts the Buddha's discourses, violates morality and ethics, disturbs social order, and has wrecked the peace and harmony of countless families. In contrast, the Jonang School that emerged in Tibet propagated the doctrine of "other-emptiness," which allows followers to realize the Tathagatagarbha and to directly comprehend how it generates all phenomena. As the Jonang School is the sole Tibetan lineage that teaches the Buddha Dharma, it stands as the only true Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This in-depth exposé illustrates the authentic Buddha Dharma and reveals the fallacies concealed behind the Buddhist veneer of Tantric Buddhism, hoping to guide the public onto the correct path to Buddhahood.
The Buddha Dharma of the Three Vehicles speaks of the notion of No Self. Nonetheless, so many famous Buddhist masters, both monastics and lay practitioners, often fail to grasp the real meaning of No Self. All the Three-Vehicle Sutras—the Agama Sutras, prajna paramita, and Consciousness-Only—have implicitly and explicitly expounded the true principle of "No Self" and "Self." Although the Mahayana Dharma teaches No Self, it is not a nihilistic view of the emptiness of all phenomena; instead, it reveals the ultimate reality of the remainderless nirvana—the true mind. This true mind is called the Self of the non-self, the mind of the non-mind, and the true reality of all phenomena. Upon realizing this mind, one will comprehend the true reality and immediately bring forth the Mahayana wisdom pertaining to prajna; thus, one will be referred to as a sage or saint of Mahayana "distinctive teaching." It is hoped that every monastic Dharma master will first understand this principle to avoid misleading himself and others while trying to expound the Dharma. By doing so, both the master and his disciples will be on the right path toward awakening and post-awakening cultivation.
Using a step-by-step approach and a number of practical techniques, this book teaches the Dharma-door of signless Buddha-mindfulness, an incredible method that allows a Buddhist practitioner to swiftly achieve one-pointed mental concentration they never thought they could. Proficiency in signless Buddha-mindfulness brings tremendous benefits to one’s Dharma cultivation. Aided by the power of in-motion meditative concentration gained from this method, the practitioners with proper conditions may be able to see the Buddha-nature, and those who are equipped with the merits from accomplishing the Three Pure Blessed Deeds can take rebirth at their will in any Buddha’s pure land at the end of the current life.
Which "heart" does the Heart Sutra actually refer to? The term "heart" in the Sutra primarily refers to the functions of the mind or consciousness (henceforth referred to as "mind") that are not physical in nature. Based on its non-material functions, the mind can be broadly divided into the True Mind and the illusory mind. The True Mind refers to the mind of ultimate reality, while the illusory mind refers to the mind that arises and ceases. This book offers a brief overview of the relationship between the True Mind and the illusory mind. Heart Sutra-which heart does it refer to? It may not be what you think it is!